Telephone Townhall

On Tuesday, September 8th at 6:30 p.m., Senator Costa will hold a live Telephone Town Hall Meeting. Participants will be able to ask questions as well as listen to a discussion about issues that are important to our area. Click below to participate.

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2015-16 State Budget

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Costa Derides Republican Budget; Says Plan Doesn’t Add Up or Make Sense

Harrisburg – June 30, 2015 – State Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) today said that the .1 billion Republican budget approved by the Senate today “doesn’t add up and doesn’t make any…   Continue reading →

Senate Democrats: Eliminate Property Taxes for 2 Million Pennsylvanians

Harrisburg – June 24, 2015 – A new property tax plan that would eliminate school property taxes for 2 million homeowners, reduce property taxes by $ 1,990 for another 1.2 million homesteads and provide a…   Continue reading →

Senate Democrats Hail New Basic Education Funding Formula

Harrisburg, June 18, 2015 − Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa (D-Allegheny), Sens. Andy Dinniman (D-Chester) and Rob Teplitz (D-Dauphin/Perry) who serve as members of the Basic Education Funding Commission (BEFC) today hailed the new proposed…   Continue reading →

Costa Applauds Passage of Emergency Communications Bill

Harrisburg – June 16, 2015—Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) today issued the following statement applauding the Senate’s passage of legislation renewing and improving the statewide 911 emergency communications system.  The measure, House Bill 911,…   Continue reading →

Costa Applauds the Elimination of Background Check Fees for Volunteers

Harrisburg, June 10, 2015 − State Sen. Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) today applauded Governor Tom Wolf’s decision to eliminate the cost of the child abuse clearances and criminal background checks for volunteers. In 2014, the General Assembly…   Continue reading →

Costa Appalled by Republican Rejection of Nominee to Lead State Police

Harrisburg – June 8, 2015 – Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) said it is appalling that Senate Republicans opposed the nomination of Col. Marcus Brown to serve as commissioner of the Pennsylvania State Police…   Continue reading →

Democrats Press for Shale Tax to Fund $ 1 Billion Education Investment

Harrisburg – June 2, 2015 – Legislative Democrats gathered in the state Capitol for a news conference today to highlight the broad and deep support in the General Assembly for legislation that would create a…   Continue reading →

Costa Congratulates Sen. Smith on Appointment as incoming President of the Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce

Harrisburg, May 27, 2015 – State Sen. Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) today issued the following statement congratulating Sen. Matt Smith (D-Allegheny/Washington) on his appointment to serve as incoming President of the Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce….   Continue reading →

Costa Statement Concerning Matt Simon, ICA Member, former President of Point Park

Harrisburg – May 22, 2015 — State Sen. Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) expressed his thoughts on the death of J. Matthew Simon of Point Breeze. Simon served as President of Point Park College from 1986 to…   Continue reading →

 

 

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IMG_0138 IMG_0137 August 27, 2015: Senator Costa and Representative Gainey Hold Diaper Drive for Center for Victims August 27, 2015: Senator Costa and Representative Gainey Hold Diaper Drive for Center for Victims August 27, 2015: Senator Costa and Representative Gainey Hold Diaper Drive for Center for Victims August 27, 2015: Senator Costa and Representative Gainey Hold Diaper Drive for Center for Victims

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IMG_0138 IMG_0137 August 27, 2015: Senator Costa and Representative Gainey Hold Diaper Drive for Center for Victims August 27, 2015: Senator Costa and Representative Gainey Hold Diaper Drive for Center for Victims

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